05021-008 Clear Creek Watershed Final Report Report

(2009) 05021-008 Clear Creek Watershed Final Report Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Iowa County Soil and Water Conservation District is applying on behalf of the unincorporated community of Conroy to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system to assist in the cleanup and protection of the Clear Creek Watershed. Conroy sits at the headwaters of Clear Creek. Monitoring of the watershed has shown consistently high levels of E.coli bacteria and chloride near the upper end of the creek. In addition, toilet paper and fecal material have been observed on numerous occasions. These are obvious health threats to the residents of the watershed. The monitoring of the watershed, coupled with lab analysis, suggest septic inputs are negatively impacting the headwaters of Clear Creek. A new sewer system for the community of Conroy will eliminate illegal discharges into the creek and be the first step in the overall protection of the watershed and the water quality therein.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Iowa County Soil ahd Water Conservation District, SWCD, Iowa County
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21358
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21358